Famous frog-jumping contest memorialized in Mark Twain's short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Newsreel story presenting the 100th anniversary of the contest.
December 31, 2005
Jumps to your left.. Dissections to your right!
This is a newreel about a frog jumping competition. Nothing really startling here, as Im sure most of you have seen how a frog jumping contest works. (EG You put the frog down, then bang on the ground or whatever to get him out of the circle. The only curious thing about this one is the table at the beginning of this clip. It had one microscope and 2 scientist looking dudes there. What, were they doing dissections as well?